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Joseph Jerad CloseJoseph Jerad Close, 33, of Atlanta, GA, formerly of Eatonton, GA, died tragically as a result of a violent crime on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Atlanta.
He was born June 23, 1985, in Kittanning, PA, the son of Alison Farester and Joseph D. Close.
Jerad graduated from North Cobb High School in Acworth, GA in 2003 and was currently an estimator for Pathway Construction in Atlanta. Jerad was a master carpenter, and a furniture maker, he loved Frank Lloyd Wright and cooking. He enjoyed snowboarding, and being on the lake. Jerad also loved spending time with his family and girls Ava and Harper and cherished his time with them.
Thank you for touching our lives and teaching us how to be strong and courageous. Thank you for pushing us to try new things and to live in the moment at full force.
Jerad will be deeply missed by his children, Ava R. Close and Harper E. Close and their mother, Stacia Close of Eatonton, GA; mother Alison Farester of Atlanta, GA; father Joseph D. Close and his wife Susan of Worthington, PA; step-father, Ron Lasher of Lawrenceville, GA; half-sisters, Paige Lasher of Eatonton, GA, Alia Lasher of Lawrenceville, GA and Emily Rose Close of Worthington, PA; brother, Dominic Close and his wife Amanda of Worthington, PA; and paternal grandparents, Thomas and Rose Marie (Chemelli) Close of Kittanning, PA.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Peary F. Sr. and Lucille (Binder) Farester.
At the family's request, services will be private.
Contributions may be made in Jerad's name to Stacia Close for Jerad's girls Ava and Harper. They may be given directly to Stacia Close or the Bauer Funeral Home, PO Box 997, Kittanning, PA 16201.
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